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      Lisa Flynn's New Releases

      March 25, 2012

      Dickens: The Fine Old English Gentleman (3:26)
      Wilson: The David Copperfield Polkas (4:43)
      Beuler/Clinton: Shiverand Shakery, the Man that Couldn’t Get Warm (3:37)
      Traditional: Sir Roger de Coverley (3:15)

      This release is a lively and entertaining collection of Victorian songs and tunes which are all associated with the life and work of Charles Dickens, whose 200th birthday is celebrated in 2012. The disc includes everything from parlour ballads to cockney ditties. Of special interest are several of Dickens’s own songs which have never, to our knowledge, been recorded before.

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      • Ed Stepp

        This album sounds great, and in the near future I’ll probably buy it. It seems to me people in the past were better able to write clever song lyrics, as poetry in everyday life was more common, and so people learned how to write it well. Clever songs traveled better, songs that most people could sing on their own. Now-a-days, people buy recordings completely processed and play those, shy to sing on their own. Songs coming from show productions seem the last remnant of clever songs. Bolcom and Morris have several albums of such songs from the early Twentieth Century that are a joy — hearing all the verses, the songs sung complete, is a gratifying experience.

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